Mock Trial Team Wins Mercer County Championship

Lawrenceville’s Mock Trial Team won the Mercer County Championship of the Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition. Lawrenceville defeated Marshall Academy in the final round in a trial held in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Criminal Court Building in Trenton, N.J. The victory qualifies Lawrenceville for the regional championships, to be held at the State Constitutional Law Center in New Brunswick, N.J. on February 7.
Team Captain Emilia Onuonga ’19 acknoledged that the competition at regionals will be challenging but said, “Our team is ready and we are prepared. We’re going in with the mindset that we are going to win.”
Members of the 2019 Lawrenceville Mock Trial team are:
Emilia Onuonga ‘19
Mayeli Santas ‘19
Kate Liu ‘19
Jimmy Chen ‘20
Amanda Pieringer ‘19
Ivanna Tavarez ‘20
Cherie Fernandes ‘21
Arata Fugii ‘21
Chelsea Wang ‘21
Kajal Dongre ‘22
Will Atkinson ‘21
Mel Josephson ‘22
Emilia Brillembourg ‘19
Mia Furtado ‘19
Lawrenceville’s Mock Trial Team receives guidance from English Master Champ Atlee as well as two attorney coaches, Chris Deangelo and Lydia Keephart.
The Mock Trial Competition is a yearly event sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. The competition is one of the nation’s foremost contests of its kind for high school students, giving them a hands-on look at the legal process.
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